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Sony (pictured with her granddaughter) is now a cleaner for a company. Her husband, Voeun, is a mason. They live in a village on the Mekong River about 10 miles north of Phnom Penh and they have five children: one son and four daughters. Two are married and live in separate homes, one is a garment worker and another one attends school.

Sony is requesting a loan of $400 to add to her own money to purchase a motorbike for her husband to get work.

Additional Information


MAXIMA Microfinance Plc is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,451,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sony to purchase a motorbike for her husband to get work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012